Watkins & Eager is pleased to announce the nationally recognized legal directory Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers has identified the firm as a leader in several practice areas in its 2014 edition. This publication, which has consistently cited the firm as a leader in the law, again highlights Watkins & Eager as one of the state's top firms in the following areas: Corporate/Commercial; Environmental; Labor & Employment; Litigation: General Commercial; Real Estate; and Products Liability - National.

In compiling their results, Chambers conducts client and attorney interviews across the United States and their rankings are based on the following criteria: technical legal abilities, professional conduct, client services, commercial awareness and astuteness, diligence, and client commitment.

In addition to its law firm commendation, Chambers acknowledges individual leading lawyers. This year, eighteen W&E lawyers have been specifically recognized:


George R. Fair

Jamie G. Houston III

Corporate/Commercial: Banking & Finance

George R. Fair


Betty Ruth Fox

Keith W. Turner

Labor & Employment

Walter J. Brand

Kenneth E. Milam

Litigation: General Commercial

David L. Ayers

Lewis W. Bell

William F. Goodman, Jr.

Michael O. Gwin

William F. Ray

Paul H. Stephenson III

Michael W. Ulmer

Real Estate

Paul L. Gunn

Molly Jeffcoat Moody

William C. Smith III

M. Binford Williams, Jr.

Roger W. Williams